secret of success checklist by L. John Doerr –Finale

Unsolicited Advice from L. John Doerr:

Always network – develop personal, lifelong networks.

Sustain a couple of mentors.

Network one person each day for 10 minutes.

Favor positions with external contacts: marketing, sales, developer relations,…

Take risks … “to ask permission is to seek denial”

Integrity is a binary state…

Life’s long: it’s a marathon, not a sprint.


In all, VC is a service industry, and the better to understand the business, the better the chance to succeed. 

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